Hartland

Sisters On Shin Pierson, left, and Debbie Clough, both of Grafton, N.H., sing and play guitar at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H., on April 15, 2015. Kenneth Underhill, of Hartland, Vt., with his harmonica and his daughter Tess with a tambourine were sitting in on the hour long session of songs and jokes. Underhill was there to visit his father a resident at the facility. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, of Grafton, and Sandi Pierson, of Orange, enter the room followed by a little dog named Cuckoo. The sisters greet each resident …

Clara Hawthorne

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Boscaswen, N.H. — Clara Hawthorne, 91, passed away at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscaswen, on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born on May 15, 1923, in Sanbornton, N.H., to Elsworth and Esther (Cummings) Harris. Clara graduated from Franklin, N.H. high school and the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. In 1946, she married Robert Hawthorne. They spent most of their …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 strikeouts, a career high. Hussey’s most cherished moment was instead his first career home run, …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

Ronald F. Kennett

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Ronald F. Kennett, 57, of Hartland died while vacationing in Ft. Myers, Fla. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Ron was born in Springfield, Vt. on Oct. 5, 1957, the only son of Francis and Helen Kennett. Ron is survived by Linda Johnston of Hartland; her …

Nancy E. Parker Potwin

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Nancy E. Parker Potwin, 68, of Hartland, passed away Sunday morning Feb. 15, 2015, at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Randolph, Vt. on June 18, 1946, to Willis Edward Parker and Glenna Kennett Parker. She was raised in Brookfield, Vt. She …

Nancy Elaine Potwin

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Nancy Elaine Potwin, 68, died surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home in Hartland. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Norwich Businessman Leads Benefit for Upper Valley Haven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Dan and Whit’s on Main Street in Norwich is at the center of town in more ways than one. It’s where neighbors pick up groceries and kibitz, where a well-worn public bulletin board promotes everything from …

Jacks Pull Away From Hurricanes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Windsor — Hartford High kept it close for a while, but couldn’t keep up as Windsor celebrated senior day with a 62-46 boys basketball win Saturday. Having trailed by slim margins early, the visiting Hurricanes built a 28-25 …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Hartland Man Charged in Alleged Quechee Hollow Break-Ins

Thursday, February 12, 2015

White River Junction — A Hartland man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he broke into two occupied Quechee Hollow condominiums Tuesday evening, forcing the residents — who were apparently strangers to him — to hide themselves …

Annie E. Swasey

Thursday, February 12, 2015

North Hartland, Vt. — Annie E. Swasey, 86, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Annie was born June 28, 1928, in Norwich, Vt. the daughter of James and Louisa (Eastman) Swasey. They lived in Norwich, Vt. until she was eight …